According to reports, Prince Harry was found out that his grandfather, Prince Philip, had died after being awakened by police.
It is believed that the royal family was desperate to tell Harry about the death themselves, so he didn’t hear about it in the media first.
Prince Philip died at Windsor Castle on the morning of April 9th.
The news was released from Buckingham Palace in a statement at 12 noon UK time – 4 a.m. in LA.
Police officers visited his LA home after missing calls from U.S. embassy officials, celebrities and entertainment companies TMZ claims.
It was early in the morning when the embassy representative allegedly called the sheriff’s department to ask an officer to go to his home and tell him to call the embassy urgently.
Harry was close to his grandfather and paid tribute to him after his death in old age.
He wrote: “He was authentically himself, with a seriously keen mind, and because of his charm he could draw the attention of any room – and also because you never knew what to say next.
“He will be remembered as the monarch’s longest reigning wife, a decorated soldier, a prince and a duke.
“But for me, like many of you who have lost a loved one or grandparent through the pain of last year, he was my grandpa: master of barbecues, legend of jokes and naughty to the end.”
Prince Harry described Prince Philip as “a stone” to the Queen “with unparalleled devotion”.
“While I could go on, I know that now, beer in hand, he would be saying to all of us, ‘Oh, keep it up!'” He said.
“So, on that note, Grandpa, thank you for your service, your commitment to Grandma and for always being yourself.”
Prince Harry signed his message with the words “Per Mare, Per Terram”, which means “By Sea, By Land” in Latin – the motto of the Royal Marines, of which Prince Philip and Prince Harry were both Captain General.